Category Archives: Travel

Milan in Monochrome

We spent a week in Ireland in the spring of 2009 and then flew to Milan to begin a three-week tour of Italy. We stayed in Milan for four days and in this post I will show you a dozen … Continue reading

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The 17-Mile Drive to Pebble Beach and Carmel

The 17-Mile Drive through Pebble Beach is a loop. We only drove from the gate in Pacific Grove to the gate at Carmel which was about 8 miles. From the Carmel Gate the drive heads east to the Highway 1 … Continue reading

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Spanish Bay on the Monterey Peninsula

Some people say it’s the most scenic drive in the country. Some say the world. So we thought that on the fourth and final day of our four-day Monterey Weekend that we would check out this 17-Mile Drive and see … Continue reading

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Monterey’s Top Attraction: The Monterey Bay Aquarium

We checked the weather forecast for our four-day weekend in Monterey last December and discovered that Sunday would be the gloomiest day with the most chance of rain. And so we planned our outdoor activities for other days and reserved … Continue reading

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Our Pacific Grove Walk

Pacific Grove is a quaint little town that sits on top of the Monterey Peninsula about 100 miles south of San Francisco. The town is noted for its scenic coast which is painted purple-pink when the ice plant is in … Continue reading

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Monterey’s Cannery Row

The central California coastline of Monterey Bay stretches for about 44 miles from Santa Cruz in the north to Pacific Grove in the south. The last six tenths of a mile of the road that runs along the city of … Continue reading

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Ireland 2019: Dublin’s Merrion Square

The four Georges from the German House of Hanover ruled Great Britain and Ireland from 1714 to 1830 and this period as well as the popular architectural style of the time has become known as Georgian. Early in the 18th … Continue reading

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Ireland 2019: Dublin’s EPIC Museum

On the fifth of July last year we woke up to a rainy Friday morning in Dublin and thought what would be a better day than to visit the magnificent museum next door to our hotel: EPIC the Irish Emigration … Continue reading

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Ireland 2019: Dublin’s Grafton Street

So we said our goodbyes to Trinity College, the Book of Kells and the Buttery restaurant and headed for our next adventure: a walk down Grafton Street to St Stephen’s Green. We had to make a slight detour, however, before … Continue reading

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Ireland 2019: The Book of Kells

St Columcille was a prominent Irishman of the 6th century who founded 27 monasteries all over Ireland including one at Kells in what is now County Meath. In 563 Columcille and 12 of his followers traveled to the tiny island … Continue reading

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